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    KALETA, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    San Patricio County, Texas Gulf Coast
    About 5 Miles SE of Odem
    South of Sinton
    Population: 0

    History in a Pecan Shell

    First settled in the late 1880s, the first public structure was reportedly a schoolhouse. The community was on a stageline from Portland to San Patricio and the home of James Willis served as both stagestop and first post office.

    The town (no explanation for the name is available) had an official post office from 1894 through 1914. Thereafter it was routed through Odem. The town died around the time of the closing of the post office.


    Photographer's Note:
    "This marker sits in a park in Odem, Texas telling of 2 small communities that no longer are on the map." - William Beauchamp

    Meansville TX and Kaleta TX Historical Marker
    Meansville and Kaleta Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp
    San Patricio County TX 1907 Postal Map

    San Patricio County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Kaleta
    (Below "PA" in "SAN PATRICIO")

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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